Productivity


The Complete Guide to Deep Work

How to master the #1 job skill that will never be obsolete

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The Zeigarnik Effect

Why it's so hard to stop thinking about everything we have to get done (and so easy to forget what we've already accomplished)

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10 Productive Things You Can Do in Under 10 Minutes

Who says there's no such thing as a quick fix?

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How to Declutter Your Digital Life & Reclaim Your Attention

Systematically reorganize your files, social media, email, and more and create more mental space for what's important to you

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How your time zone affects your productivity– and what to do about it

Fine tune your productivity based on where you live.

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How Coffee Actually Affects Your Productivity

Don't worry – no one's taking your coffee away ☕️😅

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How to Craft the Perfect Daily Schedule

Schedule your energy, not your time. And don’t forget to take breaks.

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Paralyzed by Perfectionism? Try Rethinking Your To-Do List

Strategies for dealing with perfection paralysis and achieving your biggest goals — despite your best efforts to get in your own way

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What Planners Can Learn from Doers… and Vice Versa

Are you a planner or a doer? Learn the productivity strengths and weaknesses of each personality type.

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Work-Life Balance vs. Work-Life Integration

When the flexibility to work anywhere anytime means working everywhere all the time

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The Complete Guide to Staying Productive Using Voice Assistant

How to save time, get stuff done, and have fun with Amazon Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google Assistant

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The Science of Analysis Paralysis

How overthinking kills your productivity and what you can do about it

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Improve Your Focus and Find Your Calling by Working in Seasons

The rest of your life is a long time – start working in seasons instead.

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The 5-Step Plan for Overcoming Your Productivity Addiction

Spend more time reading about productivity than actually getting things done? This article is for you.

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To Inbox Zero or Not to Inbox Zero?

We ask 7 tech leaders whether they think inbox zero is worth it

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How to (Actually) Read More Books in 2024

Lessons learned tripling the number of books I read last year

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The 20% of Productivity Advice That Produces 80% of the Results

Instead of chasing after the latest life hacks, focus on a few key changes that will have an outsized impact on your productivity.

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15 Essential Chrome Extensions for Staying Productive in 2020

These are Chrome’s best extensions for saving time, getting organized, and eliminating distractions while browsing the web

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The 15-Minute Habit Worth Making Time For

The benefits of journaling on productivity, and what happens in your brain when you commit words to paper

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I Declare To-Do List Bankruptcy! (and you should too)

Can't see your way out of your to-do list debt? Read this.

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10 Insights That Will Change the Way You Set (and Achieve) Your New Year’s Resolutions

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing year after year and expecting different results.

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Use “Temptation Bundling” to Achieve Your Goals

Use the power of instant gratification to get through your least favorite tasks.

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15 Incredibly Simple Desk Exercises You Can Do at Work

How to keep healthy even when your job has you sitting 8+ hours a day

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What to Do When Your Brain Is Too Tired to Think Straight

Why you feel mentally exhausted right now and 7 concrete ways to overcome (and work around) it

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How Lifehacker’s Founder Gets Things Done (and Stays Sane)

Serial entrepreneur Gina Trapani talks about how she structures her workday for maximum focus.

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Forget About SMART Goals: 5 Unconventional Goal Setting Methods to Try Instead

Traditional goal setting didn’t work for you last year? Try on something new...

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The Case for Making Gratitude a Year-Round Habit

A small habit with big benefits. For you and your team.

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The Sunk Cost Fallacy

Why it's so hard to walk away even when it's the only rational thing to do

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How Tech Founder Jim Morrison Gets Things Done

The Founder of OneSub, a platform that targets news bias, has used Todoist for 6+ years

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Why Focus Is Your Greatest Competitive Advantage at Work (Plus 19 Ways To Actually Do It)

Learn how to overcome distractions and hone your focus.

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The Art of Manliness’s Brett McKay on How He Stays Productive

The founder of the popular life advice website uses Todoist for setting and sticking to routines in his work and family life

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The Complete Guide to Planning Your Day

The 10-minute productivity practice for achieving more in work and life

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A Realistic Guide to Time Management

Managing your time well isn't just about getting more done

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The Best Productivity Apps – A Complete List

These are the apps we recommend for building a complete productivity stack – for iOS, Android, Mac, & Windows

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Present Bias: Why You Don’t Give a Damn About Your Future Self

And 3 strategies for achieving your long-term goals anyway, according to science

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How I Learned to Suck Less at GTD

Overwhelmed by your GTD task lists? Here are 2 overlooked tips for making the system stick

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A Masterclass in Getting Stuff Done, Straight from the Experts

Productivity essentials from Adam Grant, Laura Vanderkam, Chris Bailey, and Jill E Duffy!

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Productivity Advice, Based on Your Enneagram Personality Type

We all have different productivity hangups. Here’s how to start conquering yours…

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12 Surprising Things I’ve Learned From 100 Interviews With Top Productivity Experts

Why procrastination can be a good thing, how work-life balance obsession can derail you, and other unexpected tips

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Ask Doist: How Do You Stick to a Routine When Life Is Constantly Trying to Break It?

A remote working father of two asks how to create a routine when unexpected interruptions are inevitable

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The Ultimate Guide to Personal Productivity Methods

You don't need a to-do list, you need a system you can trust.

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Why Unplugging During the Holidays is Imperative for Your Health

And how to do it this year guilt-free

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10 Things You Can Do to Literally Change Your Brain

Think the brain you're born with is the brain you're stuck with? Think again...

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An In-Depth Guide To Choosing The Best Online Learning Sites

The options for online learning can be overwhelming. Use this guide to choose the platform that fits your goals (and budget).

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How to Just Say No: 4 Frameworks from the Pros

Embrace the power of "no" without feeling bad about it.

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Beyond Time Management: Why We Really Procrastinate and How to Finally Stop

Understand the "why" behind your inability to start

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The Complete Guide to Mastery

Begin the lifelong journey to become the best at your craft

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The Top 9 Productivity Myths That Just Aren’t True

And 9 more helpful alternatives you should be doing instead

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What Resilience Really Looks Like and How to Build It

Five methods to keep going when you just want to quit

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How Presidential Campaign Strategist Alex Witt Manages Her Day

Productivity profile of a former chief of staff for candidate Cory Booker

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Digital Minimalism and the Radical Power of Unplugging

What Cal Newport can (and can't) teach us about digitally decluttering our lives

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5 Ways To Stop Hating Your To-Do List

Make your to-do list work for you, not against you.

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Learn How to Learn: 4 Repeatable Steps to Master Any New Skill

A real-world guide to mastering any new skill

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How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To

The three reasons you don't want to work, and what you can do about them

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How to Vanquish Busywork and Spend More Time on What Matters

These tips for improving your focus and productivity will help you avoid getting sucked into busywork.

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My 23 Go-To Productivity Tools for Remote Work

Get more done with these tools...no matter where you work!

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Why Sleeping Is the Most Productive Thing You’ll Do All Day and How to Do It Better

Go from tossing and turning to restful sleep.

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Quantify Yourself: (Mostly) Free Tools & Strategies to Track (Almost) Every Area of Your Life

That which is measured improves…

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How to Organize Your Life

10 principles for organizing your work, home, health, fitness, hobbies, finances, and more...

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